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Social Impact Co-curriculars

As the world’s future business leaders, forget the “OR” and embrace the “AND.” At Stern, you will deepen your classroom experience, broaden your perspective and build your network, accumulating “real-world” experience. You will engage with friends, administration, alumni and corporate partners through an assortment of co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities within Stern and NYU.

Co-Curricular Programs

Experiential Learning Seminar: Social Impact Consulting

This course provides Stern undergraduate students with an opportunity to apply lessons learned in the Social Impact Core Curriculum. It is structured as an experiential learning laboratory involving consulting-based projects and collaboration among students, faculty and nonprofit organizations.

First Year Impact (FYI)

The First Year Impact (FYI) program provides a forum for reflection and personal discovery through service and discussion. It augments the Social Impact Core, and is one of two opportunities available to Stern freshmen who are enrolled in Business and Its Publics.

Impact Initiative

Working closely with Matt Statler, Richman Family Director of Business Ethics and Social Impact Programming, and Kristy McCadden, Senior Associate Director of Social Impact Programming, the Impact Initiative is an undergraduate working committee comprised of undergraduates and designed to help enhance and spotlight social impact activities at Stern

Social Solutions Project Lab

The Social Solutions Project Lab provides a small group of freshmen who have an interest in social entrepreneurship with an opportunity to research and develop business ideas that can create triple-bottom line value. It augments the Social Impact Core, and is one of two opportunities available to Stern freshmen who are enrolled in Business and Its Publics.

Social Impact Business Challenge

The Social Impact Business Challenge gives Stern undergraduates the chance to develop a business that creates “shared value.” Drawing on concepts learned in the Social Impact Core Curriculum, the winning venture may rethink existing products or markets, redefine productivity in the value chain, or enable local cluster development. Students may also present an entirely new approach to the creation of economic, social and environmental value. The winning team receives up to $20,000 and automatic entry into the semi finals of the Berkley Center’s Social Venture Competition.

Extra-Curricular

Social Impact Stipends

Volunteering with a nonprofit? Interning with a government agency? Participating in a community service project or pursuing an idea that will create shared value? Apply for a social impact stipend – awards are given during every semester and break period. (See also Wasserman’s Funded Internship Award.)

Social Impact @ Stern

Get involved and make an impact from within. The Office of Student Life supports many student-led clubs that are grounded in service and social justice foundations. Examples include SternCares, Net Impact Undergrad, PrideCorp, the Stern Business Ethics Society, and Stern Women in Business.

Social Impact @ NYU

There are plenty of opportunities for you to interact with the larger NYU community. Become a member of the Civic Team, participate in an Alternate Break, or help a child learn to read as a part of America Reads, America Counts. Visit the NYU Center for Student Activities, Leadership and Service to learn more about NYU clubs and service and leadership opportunities that await you.